The German Health Practice Collection

The German Health Practice Collection

The German Health Practice Collection (GHPC) is a peer-reviewed series of case studies which seeks to foster learning from implementation amongst development practitioners in the fields of health and social protection. It presents a broad range of innovative approaches and insights generated as programme and partner staff responded to implementation challenges.

The GHPC is a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic and Development Cooperation (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and KfW Entwicklungsbank.

Case studies

The core faculty for the first MSPH intake in 2007-2008.

The 38 case studies published over the past ten years describe a broad range of innovative and effective approaches developed in response to health- and social protection-related development challenges in partner countries world-wide. Read more

Evidence Briefs

Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa: An Evidence Brief

Evidence briefs summarise the current state of knowledge on specific development-related questions, including areas of emerging interest for German development cooperation. They are intended to contribute to international debates and to inform decision-making about development interventions and programmes. Read more

How we work


Since 2004, The GHPC has involved experts working in German-supported health and social protection programmes around the globe in a collaborative knowledge management process. Based on their proposals and recommendations, it identifies, documents and widely shares results and learnings which programmes generate in the course of their implementation. Read more


Col­lege of Med­i­cine staff pro­mot­ing Med­Net

Every year, German-supported programmes submit proposals in which they describe an innovative intervention, its results and the lessons learned during its implementation. Guided by a participatory assessment of the proposals’ technical merits and the insights it has generated for development cooperation more broadly, BMZ decides on the interventions to be documented in the Collection. Read more

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